Ronald Acuña Jr. (25-Atlanta Braves) became the first player in Major League Baseball (MLB) history to reach 20 home runs, 40 doubles and 50 RBI before the All-Star break.
Acuña Jr. went 1-for-4 with a home run, a run scored and a stolen base in the leadoff spot in the lineup against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
After leading off the third inning with a single to right field, Aquino Jr. promptly stole second base for his 40th stolen base of the season. He then came home to score on a single by Aji Albies.메이저놀이터
With the win, Aquino Jr. is now batting .335 with 113 hits, 21 home runs, 54 RBIs, 77 runs scored, 40 doubles, a .413 slugging percentage and a .599 on-base percentage in 84 games this season, becoming the first major leaguer to record 20 home runs, 40 doubles and 50 RBIs in the first half of a season.
The Major Leagues head into the All-Star break after 10 days of play, with five games remaining in the first half.
Acuña Jr. also became just the third player to record 20 homers and 40 steals in his first 84 games, joining Eric Davis in 1986 and Rickey Henderson in 1990.
After reaching 40 stolen bases for the first time in his career in 2018, Aquino Jr. remains the National League leader in stolen bases. He is two behind Bae Ji-Hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates), who is fourth with 20 stolen bases.
Acuña Jr. also leads the National League in every other offensive category, including first in runs scored and on-base percentage, second in batting average and hits, fourth in slugging percentage, sixth in home runs, and tied for eighth in RBI.
Meanwhile, National League East leader Atlanta defeated Cleveland 4-2 in the nightcap to extend its winning streak to nine games. Atlanta is 57-27 (.679 winning percentage) and leads the majors in overall winning percentage.